The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing is a non-profit association that represents the Muslims in the Greater Lansing area. The association practices and conducts religious, social, cultural, and educational activities at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. Towards that goal, the Islamic Center holds congregational prayers, teaching circles, educational programs, and social activities. At the same time, the Islamic Center provides Muslims and non-Muslims with advice and information about Islam. All activities and services of the Center are conducted according to the teachings of Islam, as determined by the Quran, and the Sunna (tradition) of Prophet Mohammad (May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).
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Muslim Journeys Book Club Series: "The Arab of the Future"

This is part of a campus/community scholar-led book discussion series which, through a variety of genres, we will engage with literature and each other on the persistent and pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. This Feb. 22nd session will feature "The Arab of the Future" by award-winning French-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf. This graphic memoir is about Sattouf's childhood growing up in France, Libya, and Syria in the 1970s and 80s. This book discussion event is part of the MSU Comics Forum. It will begin with a short lecture with Dr. Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History. Then, we'll break up into smaller groups for discussions of the book. At the end of the evening, the full group will reconvene for final discussion and questions. ***Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. For more information, including how to obtain the books, see: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/muslimstudies/muslimjourneys This is FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact librarian Deborah Margolis at deborahm@msu.edu or 517-884-0892 with any questions.

2/22/2018 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Muslim Journeys Book Club Series: "The Bosnia List"

This is part of a campus/community scholar-led book discussion series which, through a variety of genres, we will engage with literature and each other on the persistent and pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. This Feb. 6th session will feature "The Bosnia List" by Kenan Trebincevic with Susan Shapiro. This memoir is about a young survivor of the Bosnian War returning to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family. This book discussion event will begin with a short lecture from Dr. Amy Simon, William and Audrey Farber Family Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, Department of History, James Madison College & Jewish Studies Program. Then, we'll break up into smaller groups for discussions of the book. At the end of the evening, the full group will reconvene for final discussion and questions. ***Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. For more information, including how to obtain the books, see: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/muslimstudies/muslimjourneys This is FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact librarian Deborah Margolis at deborahm@msu.edu or 517-884-0892 with any questions.

2/6/2018 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Matrimonial Service Launch

You’ve been asking for it, so we delivered. As Salamu Alaykum everyone, We have read your suggestions and with the help of our Imam we have officially created a matrimonial service for the community! We will be hosting a launch event to highlight the purpose of the service, how you can join and how you can help. If you're interested in joining please click going so we can account for space. Refreshments will be provided.

1/26/2018 8:00:00 PM -05:00

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Muslim Journeys Book Club Series: "A Golden Age"

This is part of a campus/community scholar-led book discussion series which, through a variety of genres, we will engage with literature and each other on the persistent and pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. The Jan. 23rd session will feature "A Golden Age" by Tahmima Anam. It's the Bangladesh-born writer Tahmima Anam's first novel. It tells the story of the Bangladesh War of Independence through the eyes of one family. This book discussion event will begin with a short lecture from Dr. Cara Cilano, Chair in the Department of English. After her lecture, we'll break up into smaller groups for discussions of the book, facilitated by graduate students. At the end of the evening, the full group will reconvene for final discussion and questions with Dr. Cilano. ***Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. For more information, including how to obtain the books, see: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/muslimstudies/muslimjourneys This is FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact librarian Deborah Margolis at deborahm@msu.edu or 517-884-0892 with any questions.

1/23/2018 7:00:00 PM -05:00

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Jesus in Islam · Islam 101 Lecture Series

Come and find out about the status of Jesus in Islam, peace and blessings of God be upon him. This talk is being presented as part of the Islam 101 lecture series. This 90 minute talk will be presented by Imam Sohail Chaudhry at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. This lecture is open to the public and is offered in a casual setting where attendees are encouraged to ask any questions. Feel free to invite others.

12/3/2017 2:30:00 PM -05:00

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Refugee Iftar Dinner

In honor of World Refugee Day we will be hosting a refugee dinner for our new neighbors and friends. Join us as we break our fast during the holy month of Ramadan. We do have a limit of 80 tickets to giveaway so make sure to RSVP your spot by Friday, June 16.

6/20/2017 8:45:00 PM -04:00

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Wash Away The Hate in Michigan!

Join us for a peaceful demonstration as we "wash" away the hate in Lansing on Saturday, June 10th from 3-4pm. Permit has been granted. You're encouraged to wear WHITE as we cleanse Michigan of hate! Bring your mops and buckets, brooms, sponges. We will be joined by several interfaith organizations and community leaders. Hosted by: Women's March Michigan Women Organize Michigan MMCC - Michigan Muslim Community Council Emgage Islamic Center East Lansing No Space for Hate

6/10/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:00

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Islam 101: Sharia Law

Greetings friends, In our continuous effort to counter misinformation with proper information, I will be talking about Sharia in the Islam 101 class this Sunday. Please feel free to pass it along to anyone who might be interested in it and might benefit from it. Description below and accompanying graphic attached. ---------------------------------- The Islam 101 class is offered on the first Sunday of every month. In this session, Imam Sohail Chaudhry will talk about Sharia. There are many misconceptions about what sharia is and if it is compatible with the society we live in and is it all about laws and punishments etc. Deliberate misinformation by some vested interest groups have resulted in some people falsely believing that Muslims seek to impose Sharia law in the U.S. Come and find out more about this topic and ask any question you may have about this topic no matter how sensitive it may be. The lecture will be offered in a casual setting, where everyone if welcome and questions are encouraged ! Please extend this invitation to anyone who can benefit from this talk and get an opportunity to ask any questions in a friendly setting. No prior class attendance is necessary.

6/4/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:00

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Public Lecture: Imam Shamsi Ali and Imam Sohail Chaudry

Imam Shamsi Ali, originally came from Indonesia, the largest Muslim population in the world, as the Chairman of Al-Hikmah Mosque and Director of the Jamaica Muslim Center, Queens, NY with Imam Sohail Chaudry as the Imam of East Lansing Islamic Center will talk and discuss about "Mantaining constructive participations of American Muslims in the Time of Political Turmoil". Dinner will be served afterwards for free where participants can socialize and have more in depth discussion with each other. Imam Shamsi Ali - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uheeuZHQTo Imam Sohail Chaudry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLTHp-Fo014

4/13/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:00

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Getting Race Wrong ~ ISPU Panel Presentation ~ 8 pm, March 26

You are invited to an ISPU Panel Presentation at the Islamic Center of East Lansing - 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm, Saturday, March 26 ISPU and the Islamic Center of East Lansing will be co-hosting a panel to discuss race relations within the American Muslim community. Panelists: Mark Crain, DREAM of Detroit Namira Islam, Executive Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (Muslim-ARC) Sarrah Buageila, ISPU Project Manager This panel discussion will be answering the following questions: 1. How can predominantly South Asian and Arab American Mosques promote a greater understanding of race, civil rights, and create inclusive environments for other ethnicities within their congregations? 2. How can we successfully build intra-mosque relationships and collaboration? 3. What practices have the panelists seen that creates positive community cohesion? ISPU will be releasing a five part report on meeting the needs of underserved American Muslim youth, including African-American Muslim youth. Sarrah Buageila from ISPU will be presenting the recommendations from the report, while Mark and Namira would be facilitating the discussion.

3/26/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:00

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Protect yourself from Al Riyaa'

Protect yourself from Al Riyaa' Perils of the Minor Shirk Lecture Series presentation Sisters are encouraged to attend and benefit from Imam Sohail's halaqah for sisters presented on the last Friday of every month. 7:30 pm, Friday January 29 at the Islamic Center of East Lansing Brothers are welcome to listen in as well Questions? eMail info@lansingislam.com

1/29/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Youth and the Messenger of Allah | Lecture Series | Imam Sohail | 7:30 pm Monthly ~ 2nd Friday

A New Lecture Series ~ presented by Imam Sohail ~ 2nd Friday of every month 7:30 pm, Friday, January 8 at the Islamic Center We invite all Brothers and Sisters to join us for this talk About this lecture: In this series Imam Sohail will introduce prominent young companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him and how he interacted with them in order to build strong personalities. Suitable for: This will be a beneficial course for parents, adults who interact with youth like teachers and the youth themselves who will be introduced to the youth around the Messenger.

1/8/2016 7:30:00 PM -05:00

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Islam 101 ~ An Open Invitation to the Public

Islam 101 ~ An Open Invitation to the Public from the Islamic Center East Lansing Presented by Imam Sohail, this class is offered First Sunday of every Month and is intended for our friends and neighbors and anyone from the General Public who would like find out more about Islam in a casual setting and ask any questions that they may have about Islam, Muslims, Quran, Prophets, Islam's position on topics debated in the public sphere, how Islam views other religions, people of other faiths etc First Sunday of every month The next session is at 2:30 pm, Sunday October 4 at the Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S Harrison, E Lansing

10/4/2015 2:30:00 PM -04:00

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The Raising of America ~ Film, Presentation, Community Discussion

The Raising of America Early Childhood Development and the Future of our Nation Friday, October 2 - 7:30 pm at the Islamic Center of East Lansing Screening of a film, followed up with presentations and Community Dialogue Free. Open to Public. Brothers and Sisters are encouraged to attend.

10/2/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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Seerah Class | Presented by Imam Sohail | Every Wednesday after Maghrib

Seerah Class ~ The Biography and Way of Life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him Every Wednesday, from Maghrib to Isha Presented by Imam Sohail Open to All ~ Brothers and Sisters

9/30/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:00

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